Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Featured Plant of The Day: English Hedge Fern

Polystichum setiferum
    English Hedge Fern,  Soft Shield Fern

Type    Perennial, fern
Hardy range    7A to 9A
Height    18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
Growth rate    Average
Fomr    Rounded
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun

This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy.
The pH preference is an acidic to neutral (less than 6.8 to 7.2) soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Rock garden
-    Woodland garden
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Groundcover

Attributes and Features
-    No flowers or blooms

Propagation is from  division.
Best propagation time is in the  spring.

Culture Notes
Protect from the hot, direct sunlight.  Propagate by division or spores in the spring.